I hadn't read anything about transplanting aloe's before I attempted to take care of mine... I moved into a new condo in January of this year. It's been a very rainy winter, just now beginning to dry our, and our HOA waters daily anyway. There was a very large 'mother' aloe plant in the garden, with several offshoot plants. The 'mother' plant, and even one of the smaller plants, have a tall spear growing out of the center of the plants. (My neighbors children broke the spear once, but it has regrown, and is very tall.) The tops look at though they may be seeding? Before I had read your information about letting roots calus prior to potting, I'd already repotted and watered the plants. Now, the tall spear on the large plant is beginning to droop. Did I kill my plants or will they recover? Can I help them in any way? What is the spear?